Tom Corbett, Space Cadet (children's sci-fi, starring Frankie Thomas)

    (CBS Primetime, 1950 - 1950;
     ABC Primetime, 1951 - 1952;
     NBC Saturday Mornings, 1951 - 1951;
     Dumont Saturday Mornings, 1953 - 1954;
     NBC Primetime, 1954 - 1955)

    [This children's space serial aired three days a week and
     sometimes on Saturday mornings; this live series had the 
     distinction of having bounced around all four of the early 
     television networks during its five-season run; 

     Frankie Thomas played the young cadet at "Space Academy",
     a training school for a group known as the "Solar Guards";

     The series was loosely based upon characters in a 1948
     Robert Heinlein novel "Space Cadet" and ideas in stories
     by other authors including Joseph Greene;

     After the TV series became popular, a radio series was
     also produced on the fledgling ABC radio network for a 
     few months in 1952 but it didn't last]

Theme 1: "Space Academy March"

    [vocal title: "Space Academy Song";

     Composer: Henry ("Hank") Sylvern (ASCAP)

     Original Publisher: Templeton Publishing Co., Inc. (ASCAP)

     1998 Publisher: Templeton Publishing Co., Inc. (ASCAP),
                        c/o Music Sales Corporation,
                        of New York, NY

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Theme 2: "Light Of Foot [Leicht Zu Fuss] (Quick March)"

    [Theme collector Chuck Prior says he seems to recall this
     march was used as the series' THEME during at least part of 
     its run...The march was written by a prominent German military 
     band director Carl Latann (1840 - 1888);
     Unfortunately for him, Latann lived too early to collect broadcast
     royalties as a member of ASCAP (or German GEMA); 
     His publisher, Hofmeister, first published this work in 1872 as part
     of a collection of "Dances for Pianoforte". Latann used the pseudonym
     Carl Faust for that collection. The work was entitled, "Leicht Zu Fuss
     (Light of Foot), Polka Op. 194."
     Subsequently the publisher released various arrangements of this piece
     as a "Quick March" both individually and in collections. For the March
     version Latann used his real name "Carl Latann." 
     Through the years several other companies have made arrangements of it 
     for military band. One well-known arrangement is by Boosey & Hawkes 
     circa 1930. They only credited him with his first initial, "C. Latann",
     so that's the way it is often listed on recordings.
     The use of this march as a TV THEME was verified by A. Joseph 
     Ross on a Fan Web Site about children's "space opera" TV shows  
     of the 1950s called "SolarGuard."

     Composer: Carl Latann (predates ASCAP & BMI)

     Original Publisher: Friedrich Hofmeister, Leipzig, Germany

     2001 Publisher: [in the Public Domain]
     Composition Date: circa 1872.

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Theme 3: "Kellogg's Space Cadet"

    [This song, discovered in records for 1952, was most probably
     used to tie in the Kellogg's cereal sponsorship to the show, most
     likely the short-lived NBC version which aired in 1951.
     Whether it was used as an opening and/or closing theme of the program
     is not known at this time.
     Composer Ray Bloch was beginning to compose more advertising music
     in the early 1950's, including background scores as well as jingles. 

     Composer(s): lyric by Stan Rhodes (ASCAP), and
                  music by Ray Bloch (ASCAP)

     Original Publisher: Kellogg Company, The

     2001 Publisher:

     Copyright Date: March 6, 1952; EU 266 840.
     Renewal   Date: [not found]


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